College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Contact: Karen M. Jennison, Ph.D., Sociology Chair
Location: Candelaria 2285
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Applied Sociology includes an examination of basic theories and methods in sociology and the application of sociological knowledge to a specific concentration. The applied research practicum experience with a social agency or organization is the capstone course.
Graduates will be prepared for employment in a variety of social and private agencies, social research, and related areas.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
Additional Program Requirements
- A 2.0 GPA within the major is required.
- At least 50 percent of the courses taken to complete the major must be upper division, 300-400 level.
- All emphasis areas provide a foundation for graduate work in sociology.
- Students may select only ONE emphasis area.
- Juniors and seniors with a University GPA of 3.0 and higher may register for 500 level courses.
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits
LAC area 5.c. — Human Behavior and Social Systems
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
Choose one of the following courses:
Remaining LAC — 34 credits
See “Liberal Arts Core”.
2. Required Major — 41 credits
Take all of the following courses:
|SOC 231||Introduction to Sociological Practice||
|SOC 351||Classical Social Theory||
|SOC 352||Contemporary Social Theory||
|SOC 361||Methods of Sociological Research I||
|SOC 362||Methods of Sociological Research II||
|SOC 363||Methods of Sociological Research I Lab||
|SOC 364||Methods of Sociological Research II Lab||
|SOC 492||Practicum in Applied Sociology||
3 - 9
Choose 12 credits based on the criteria below:
- Only 3 credits of SOC 422, or SOC 490, or SOC 491 or SOC 492 may be used to satisfy these elective credits.
- A maximum of three different variable title courses (SOC 302 and SOC 395) may be counted as required electives.
Take 9 credits
- Select 9 credits within a concentration area such as childhood and youth, health, illness and aging, social psychology, or social policy.
- Please check with a Sociology program advisor for a current list of concentration areas and courses within each.
3. University-Wide Credits — 39 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 39 credits.